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Bat-Wielding Haverstraw Burglar Faces 25-Year Sentence

Dillion Ortiz, who bashed a Haverstraw man with a baseball bat after he broke into a house on Route 9W in the village last year, faces 25 years behind bars when he is sentenced in April.
Dillion Ortiz, who bashed a Haverstraw man with a baseball bat after he broke into a house on Route 9W in the village last year, faces 25 years behind bars when he is sentenced in April. Photo Credit: Rockland County District Attorney's Office

HAVERSTRAW, N.Y. -- A Haverstraw man who bashed another village resident with a baseball bat during a burglary could get 25 years behind bars, according to Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe.

Dillon Ortiz, 20, was convicted of first- and second-degree burglary, both violent felonies, in the 2015 home invasion and is scheduled to be sentenced in April, the district attorney said.

Zugibe said Monday that Ortiz and two others entered a home on Route 9W in the village last March.

Ortiz had a small bat concealed in the sleeve of his hooded sweatshirt, Zugibe said.

The homeowner’s son, who was there with two friends, confronted the burglars and was punched. One of his friends was hit on the head with the bat several times.

One of the victims had a deep gash on his arm from broken window glass and had to be treated at Good Samaritan Hospital, the district attorney said.

Cases are pending against two other suspects in the case.

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